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Luhnow Promoted and Extended With Astros

Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow was promoted within the organization to President of Baseball Operations

June 18, 2018 - 5:44 pm
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Houston (SPORTSRADIO 610) - Astros Owner Jime Crane announced Monday that General Manager Jeff Luhnow received an extension on his contract. Crane also annoucned that Luhnow was promoted to President of Baseball Operations. The terms of the deal were not disclosed other than the length which goes through 2023.

"Personally it's satisfying of course to have accomplished what we did and to have the vote of confidence from Jim to keep me around for a few more years. But, to me, sort of like Altuve, neither of us are going to rest on our laurels now that we have gotten an extension. We both want to work really hard to justify it. I know that's the way Altuve thinks every day when he goes out to take at-bats, and that's the way I'm going to work from now on," Luhnow said.

He was hired as general manager in December of 2011 after the Astros came off a 106-loss season. Since then, the turnaround of the entire organization has been palpable. All minor league affiliates currently are in first or second place in their respective leagues.

"Jeff has done an outstanding job in delivering on the vision that he outlined for us when we hired him several years ago. He was the architect for the Astros first World Series Championship, which was a historic achievement, not only for our franchise but for the entire city. Jeff’s vision also included putting the Astros in position to compete for multiple championships. We have popular, exciting players, an energized fan base and a very bright future. We are excited that Jeff will be part of our future for a long time," Crane said.